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Women like #AmyCooper weaponized their 'whiteness' for centuries to Maim/Kill/Deny black people life & liberty.

Her action isn't 'abhorrent' its EVIL. Listen to her fake shriek & fear. This got African Americans lynched & its why she called the cops.

She's a Karen.

RACIST.
.@FTI_US the ONLY action you must take swiftly & unequivocally is to FIRE #AmyCooper. Period.

She tried to get #christiancooper killed by the cops. She deliberately lied as you can see from the video to accuse him of a crime he didn't commit.
Many #AmyCooper are Heads/Managers/Supervisors etc at top organisations today weaponizing their whiteness in subtle & overt ways to harass, marginalise & fire black staff

When Black people complain - the cloak of #whiteprivilege cover these #racist #Karen to make us the problem.
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(1) Stop acting like "staying out of politics" makes you noble somehow when it in fact makes you complicit.

Keeping the peace among your family and friends means nothing when 100 people die by gun violence every single day and 200 are wounded. @everytown everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-a…
(2) It means nothing when men armed to the teeth get the Michigan state capitol closed while attempting to intimidate their governor to make it easier for them to spread a deadly virus.
newsweek.com/michigan-close…
(3) It means nothing when our children are regularly traumatized as they act out active shooter drills at school because other children have actually died by and witnessed such violence while trying to learn. @Everytown
everytownresearch.org/school-safety-…
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(1/) alt-left weaponized words #PRIVILEGE #whiteprivilege #Maleprivilege against male DEMS like @BetoORourke 2 boost @BernieSanders

BUT GLEEFULLY talking of burning it down while millions R hungry, out of a job or dying is #PrivilegeDefined
#Beto2020
#Betocrat
#BidenBeto
(2/) YO Berners out there with UR privilege showing-- #JeffWeaver left U a message in this op-ed. Or was that #NotMeUs just a bunch of bullshit?

#ProgressivePrivilege
#PrivilegeDefined

cnn.com/2020/04/28/opi…
(3/) Progressive politics is not 4 the feint at heart, nor is it a debating society. It's not the holier Than thou Olympics. It's organizing 2 achieve real & positive change in the lives of people we represent. It's not about being right"
#NotMeUs
#JeffWeaver
@FuturetoBelieve
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The conclusion of this thread will engage some people, and I hope it does. We wealthy, mostly white folks never get tired of bragging about our “below replacement level fertility,” as if it excuses our continued natural increase. 1/9 @PopnMatters @GeorgeMonbiot
Never mind each one of us has many times emissions of those other people. Global impact of our breeding is much larger than a lot of people imagine. Why do so many people in the rich world insist, often furiously, that our level of procreation has no environmental impact? 2/9
Generalised deflection is an insufficient answer. What we see is white people patting ourselves on our backs for breeding reasonably, and excusing our excessive eco-footprint as we do. Our first two spawn have no impact: just replacing ourselves. 3/9
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I refuse to feel guilty of #whiteprivilege because

My dad served for a quarter of a century to protect America

My parents worked hard to put food on the table

I worked hard with jobs since 14 to take care of myself

I studied hard to get scholarships to attend a state college
I refuse to feel guilty of #whiteprivilege because

My parents worked hard to get us out of a poor trailer park in Eastern NC

My mother had to make my clothes so I looked nice at school

I’ve never gone a day in my life when I didn’t have some job even if it was for little pay
I refuse to feel guilty of #whiteprivilege because

I married a man who was responsible to care for his family

I kept working to earn income even while raising 6 children

I fought for my career even through trials and setbacks

We sacrificed to give our children a better life
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@JudySgroMP crying about the poor miserable parents, as if the parents aren't already the dominant face of what judy calls the "autism community" #gross
@MikeLakeMP : we need to find common ground.
Says "niche" area groups may not be included in a national strategy.

What does he consider "Niche" i wonder?
@JudySgroMP toting a "unity" strategy and begging organizations to put aside their morals and reservations and rally behind her #NationalAutismStrategy
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This thread is for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. One step is to learn as much as you can about #WhiteSupremacy & #WhitePrivilege. Read! #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Do you know the history of the Civil Rights movement? You could start by reading vol 1 of "America in the King Years," "Parting the Waters" by @taylorbranch. simonandschuster.com/books/Parting-…
@taylorbranch In 1962, the Civil Rights Commission was going to make a very strong statement about racism. Politically, it would be problematic for President Kennedy. JFK was told "It is legal for the police to use dogs." So, turn to "Afro-Dog" next. cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/…
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For those who ask for #antiracist tips & recommended readings, I've compiled all previous threads with info in this meta-thread for easy access. Use as a resource. Bookmark to have them all together. Will continue to add more. #commit2change #antiracism #BlackLivesMatter
1. A thread which can be used as a resource to show misappropriation of medieval symbols. #medievaltwitter
2. Info on #whiteprivilege, how to be #antiracist and how to be a better ally. Suggested short readings, articles and videos found in this thread:
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1/ Not responded to the #CofE's latest #statement before now because I felt it as a body blow - a blow to those members of the #body of #Christ who God gave me as siblings & with whom I am united, whose pain echoes in me though it is not directly my own - & I needed to breathe...
2/ The #statement is thin paper stretched over a seething mass of different, deeply held #identities, opinions, lives & #loves that stand in #opposition to one another, yet somehow mysteriously #united in #Christ. There are #cracks we cannot paper over, divides staggeringly deep.
3/ I am really hoping this #lawyerly #statement from the church was just a 'holding statement' till the proper review that is coming, made because the law on civil #marriage changing pushed them into saying something because clergy would need guidance straight away..I am hoping..
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My travel to @sundancefest has been delayed because of a privileged white lady who pulled some *shit*.

Plane was closed and about to leave when woman approached the gate. She’d been chilling in the lounge and missed her flight. Was told she would be on the next one... 1/n
...her bag would meet her in SLC. She was NOT HAVING IT.

She’s apparently an elite member and frequent flier. She demanded her bag be taken off the plane or she be let on. She was told “no”.

Someone wasn’t used to being told no. 2/n
She threatened the gate staff. They wouldn’t budge. @AmericanAir staff were great- they were not taking #whitelady bullshit.

She had one move left. She knew it would work. She mustered all her drama and said the words “there’s a bomb in my bag” 3/n
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I see #WhitePrivilege is trending after @piersmorgan dared to suggest on @GMB that racism isn’t the reason Meghan and Harry are moving to Canada.

I wrote a piece for @TheCriticMag last month on why #WhitePrivilege is a myth thecritic.co.uk/issues/decembe…
It's simply false to claim that white Britons are the most privileged ethnic group in England.

A 2015 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found that white British pupils in the lowest socio-economic quintile are 10 per cent less likely to participate in higher education
than any other ethnic group in that quintile. Turns out, all ethnic minority groups in England are now, on average, more likely to go to university than their White British peers.
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@ShatOnBySutt @SholaMos1 @VictoriaLIVE My white mother told me dat my relationship with my black partner won't last becuz my partner is black, even though I had 3white partners before who have cheated on me, stole from me &lied 2me. Without knowing my partner my mother came 2 dat conclusion becuz of the blackness...
@ShatOnBySutt @SholaMos1 @VictoriaLIVE ...my mum was being racist without calling my partner D N word. My mum said she's not a racist but, went on to explained how "those" people are different (more racism) her racist explanations(there were a lot) made me saw my mum in a different light, after she met my partner she
@ShatOnBySutt @SholaMos1 @VictoriaLIVE ..she said my partner was lovely but...in 03 we had a child her racism hadn't weened, in the end I had to cut my racist mum who claimed she's not racist becuz she don't use d N word, my marriage has been my most successful relationship 18yrs & counting...
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A short thread on #WhitePrivilege, and why we should avoid massive oversimplifications like this.

For a start, stuff like this lacks evidence. Indians are amongst the highest earners in the UK. While King's College found white working class boys perform worst in education.

BUT
It can also depend on society, even down to a local area.

It is undeniable that people may face disadvantages from being in areas with racism problems, that's a simple fact, abuse exists. However, the reverse can be true, some communities might work to support more than others.
So people need to be honest about how much this can vary, rather than make simple 'gotcha' arguments like this. Complicated problems really aren't that simple.

However, when people make simple ones like this they drown out severely complicated ones.
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Dear Dissident Right,

If we're going to identify every woman who does something wrong as a #women and make her representative of all women we need to do same for men.

Why do we let men run our country when we know the role they've played in destroying it? #Churchill #Blair
White women are as anti mass migration as white men. Yet this ⬇️

If you think we're always nice and kind. Think again.
White women are not being protected by white men. On the contrary young white girls in the UK have been abandoned by just about everyone

100's of 1,000's of them, maybe half a million.
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What we as Africans don't realise is that #WhitePrivilege will always be there. White people had a head start. No African country in the world can provoke the #WhitePrivilege and be left to prosper.
Gadaffi tried he got killed.
Mandela tried he got bribed.
Robert Mugabe tried his country got starved.

To be honest. The only way to make them suffer is for Africans to unite.

White farmers like myself cried about white genocide in South Africa. Trump who's not even South African stood up for us.
The only way is that Africans buy from black owned businesses only!!

If they get no capital from Africans then they will slowly lose money and money is power.

So guys stop getting excited for jobs you get from white people I don't care how much they pay you. Start your own!
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The lion's share of demonisation of Whites is the charge that Whites were inveterate slavers who lounged on settees sipping tea whilst slaves from Africa fanned them

#WhitePrivilege

Never mind that that Whites ended slavery, paying with their money & their lives

[thread]
Never mind Europeans themselves were slaves for centuries longer & in conditions that make "Roots" look like summer camp

A captured European slave was chained to an oar in a galley~never again setting foot on dry land or in a slave pit in 40lb irons~never removed

I.5 mil Whites
The White slaves of the Ottomans, totaling 1.5 mil European children, women & men over the centuries had various grim fates:

One was the slave pit. There Sub-Saharan African overseers were expert in "tossing" the skin and bones slaves into the air to break bones or cause death.
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"If the law didn't say I couldn't kill the nig*ers they'd be all dead"

This racist lady told a Black woman that she would kill all black people if it wasn't illegal in a CVS in California

WHO IS SHE?! SHE NEEDS TO BE IN PRISON FOR LIFE!
For those using mental illness to justify this

Mental illness isn't the cause of Racism. Mental illness isn't the cause of Hate. Racism is learned. Hate is learned. It is not inherited. It is not genetic!

(If you don't know a muslim or have a friend that is, u do now. follow)
If this was a Muslim woman in a hijab making threats to kill people in broad daylight, we all know what would happen. It would be immediately be labeled a foreign terrorist threat and all muslims would face repercussions, all would be expected to condemn it....
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The face of #WhitePrivilege. Oops it’s #HunterBiden the son of Joe Biden.
Not one Democrat has thought to call Joe Biden out for raising a #WhitePrivilege man. I doubt the presidential candidates will go near this fact. The liberal media is even quiet.
Where is the shame?
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Here’s your #WhitePrivilege @taylorswift13 @AOC @IlhanMN @HillaryClinton @SpeakerPelosi @RepMaxineWaters @BetoORourke & all the rest of U Racist Idiots!! This is what U DON’T KNOW & apparently don’t care to know!!
2) More “WHITE PRIVILEGE” for @ewarren @SenGillibrand @RashidaTlaib @SenSanders to see!! This IS #Appalachia What is “privileged” here???WHAT do U plan to do about it??Do TELL!! @POTUS has REAL plans & has PROVEN that! #Trump2020Landslide
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#Racism and #WhiteFragility

Important question to raise.


Please read this entire thread, and watch the youtube clips. (Yes, I have watched all, and three times now). This is important if we are going to overcome our internal racism.
Animus is NOT a required component in racism.
#Racism is by-product of #institutionalpower.

#WhiteFragility preserves 'order' whether or not intended.
Important to remember.
#WhitePrivilege, #InstitutionalRacism manifests sometimes in the form of blaming the blacks. It becomes 'code word bonding' and wittingly or unwittingly goes to preserve the status quo. Knowingly or otherwise, it is #WhiteFragility.
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Is #WhitePrivilege really a thing?

No.

Brandy Norwood killed Awatef Aboudihaj on December 30, 2006. Norwood rear ended Aboudihaj at 65 miles per hour.

No charges whatsoever were filed.

"Insufficient evidence."
Halle Berry crashed into Hetal Raythatha on February 23, 200o. Berry fled the scene, and the cops didn't even go after her. Therefore it was impossible to prove whether or not she was driving drunk or high.

Hetal Raythatha suffered a broken arm.

Berry got probation.
Football player Ray Rice knocked out his girlfriend Janay Palmer in an elevator.

Criminal charges were filed, but they were dropped when Rice agreed to undergo counseling.
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I don't believe this for a second. I believe handlers in conjunction with his attys did this. Then attys cry "Foul!" "Let us see the videos 'if they exist,' " (knowing none will turn up). Attys get 250mm apiece + ongoing 'reasonable expenses,' try to get case dismissed cause...
2) #Epstein has been 187'd so they automatically assume none of his myriad of victim's have to get pd restitution - that should stop any others from coming forward and more big names from having to pay/go to jail.
Q3429 How do you eliminate a LIABILITY?...
3)...Q 3429...
Where is (was) Epstein being held?
Reconcile.
Do you believe in coincidences?
POWERFUL people connected.
PANIC.

So much for #WhitePrivilege

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #FactsMatter #UnitedNotDivided #SaveAmerica #TheGreatAwakening #SAVEAMERICA
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Earlier today @PattyArquette responded to a woman who claimed that she had never met a white supremacist despite having lived in the Deep South for 20 years...Ms. Arquette correctly pointed out that white supremacists live everywhere...
It goes to show you just how completely white Americans have scapegoated white Southerners for racism. This attitude also proves that too many people in this country are unable to recognize the more subtle forms white supremacy often takes...
I have time and I'm feeling generous so I'll list some more subtle manifestations of this ideology. Please feel free to add...
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